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Address: Red Wing, MN
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A 350-foot cliff that was so named because of its resemblance to a barn.

A 350-foot cliff that was so named because of its resemblance to a barn.

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Not Just for Kids

I'm 60 years old and my wife is 56. We didn't run up to the top but took our time with stopping a couple times on the way up and down. The South Path is easy enough for anyone... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
BrianKlawitter
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Lakeland, Minnesota
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Lakeland, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm 60 years old and my wife is 56. We didn't run up to the top but took our time with stopping a couple times on the way up and down. The South Path is easy enough for anyone that can walk. Once to the top, the path from the West end to the East end is pretty flat. It's... More 

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Mondovi, Wisconsin, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

My husband and I were driving through Red Wing on a beautiful day and looked up and saw the American Flag displayed proudly on the bluff. We also saw people walking up there. We wondered how to get up there ourselves. So we drove around and couldn't figure it out. There were no signs advertising Barn Bluff from the major... More 

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

We love hiking Barn Bluff! There are many steps and a well marked dirt path that can be followed to reach the top of the bluff. The hiking is not for the faint of heart and is not handicap accessible. The hike is worth the beautiful view of the river bluff town of Redwing that is located on the Mississippi... More 

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Red Wing, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

This is a great day hike with a beautiful view of bluff country. The hike is moderately strenuous with a number of stairs and a nice switchback trail. You can look out over the City of Red Wing or take the south route and look over the beginnings of Lake Pepin. Finding it is a bit tricky but there is... More 

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Whitehall, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

We enjoyed our morning hike at Barn Bluff. The biggest challenge was finding the parking and entrance to the trails. It also would have been helpful to have had a map of the bluff.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

The climb starts with steps and then turns into a path. It is a bit strenuous but the view from the top is spectacular. You can see the whole city of Red Wing. If you are not up to the hike, drive up Sorins Bluff for a equally spectacular view of Red Wing. Barn Bluff has symbolized Red Wing in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

A nice easy to medium hike (about 20min on the south trail to west overlook). A few spots with some rocky parts that could be slippery. The south trail was a pretty easy climb. 2 very nice scenic overlooks. I thought the overlook on the east side was a better view. Some rock climbing if you are into that.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

My husband and I inadvertently didn't pay close attention to the signs and ended up on the wrong side of the Hill literally! We broke the rules and took the dangerous path.... we did make it thankfully without harm....do not recommend doing this! When we got to the RIGHT side we met two women whose father had fallen off the... More 

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Eagan, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Once you find the base of Barn Bluff, tucked away at the end of a residential neighborhood road, it is worth the hike. Quick notes : This can be difficult to find, took us two separate GPS tries (two GPSs) to finally make it to our destination. No bathrooms/outhouses on site- go before you arrive! Leisurely stroll up a few... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

The view from the top of the bluff is fabulous. The trails are not clearly enough marked. We got lost and wandered around for 40 minutes on a trail that dead ends at the base of a cliff. Once we found our way back to the start, we walked to the summit and enjoyed the view.

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